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Velez Family History

Velez Name Meaning
Spanish (Vélez): patronymic from the personal name Vela.Spanish (Vélez): habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.Portuguese (Velez, Velêz): unexplained. It may be a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

424,312 Historical Documents with Velez on Ancestry.com
213,047 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,687 Military Records
17,308 Immigration Records
122,693 Census and Voter Lists
61,577 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Velez Families

  • Number of Velez families
     295 - 588
     99 - 294
     1 - 98
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Velez families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Velez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Velez Family Origin

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Velez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Velez

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Velez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Velez census records

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Military Service by Velez

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